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Parker School juniors Jaren Ashcraft, left, and Luke Potter, center, and sophomore Carrie Hiller, right, will represent the school at the national forensics championships in June. Courtesy photos.

Three Parker School Debaters Qualify for National Tournament

April 22nd, 2014

The trio earned the right to compete in Kansas in June by virtue of their second-place finishes at the state competition held earlier this month on Oahu.

Justin Pola. HPD photo.

Police Seeking Missing Pahoa Teenager

April 22nd, 2014

Justin Pola was last seen at his home on April 11.

Lani Stemmermann, on Kilauea volcano in 1986. Photo by Dina Kageler. Fellowship Named for Big Island Botanist Lani Stemmermann April 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The endowment by the president of the UH faculty union honors the Hilo-born Stemmermann, a champion of Hawaii plants, environments and ecology.

Police are trying to identify these two individuals allegedly involved in an incident last week at a mall in Hilo. HPD photo. Police Seek Help Identifying Suspects in Mall Incident April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Police are looking for a male and female allegedly involved in a shoplifting incident in which a store employee was injured.

A new law is designed to promote greater use of renewable energy while providing lower power costs to renters. File photo. Lawmakers Agree to Fund ‘Green’ Energy Program April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The GEMS program aims to provide low- to moderate-income homeowners and renters with photovoltaic systems that would be paid for through electricity bills.

Brian De Lima. BOE photo. Board of Education To Meet Thursday in Kona April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · News, West Hawaii News

Board members are looking for community input on the DOE’s strategic plan for public education and on the state library system.

The governor released $14 million in funding for the completion of a cargo building at Hilo International Airport. Budget reductions had delayed project completion since 2009. Airports: New Hilo Fire Station, Maui Car-Rental Facility April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News

Hilo International Airport will get an FAA-Approved fire and rescue station, while Maui will see a $305 million consolidated rental car facility.

Tan areas of this National Weather Service map indicate areas with a wind advisory, with purple designating a small-craft advisory. Wind Advisory Issued for Kohala, South Point April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

A high-pressure system north of the state is prompting both wind and wave warnings for parts of the state.

David Helweg, director of the Pacific Islands Center for Climate Science. USGS photo. Climate Change in the Pacific Focus of Wednesday Seminar April 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments · East Hawaii News, News

The head of the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center will discuss sustainability of people and environments in the Pacific facing climate change impacts.

Keahi Sale. HPD photo. Fugitive Sale Arrested Saturday Following Alleged Kidnapping April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · News, West Hawaii News

Keahi Sale, described by police last week as “armed and dangerous,” was arrested Saturday in South Kohala following an alleged kidnapping earlier in the day.

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